Die Zeit Meets IT Deadlines Using Accurate Asset and Software Data with Absolute Manage

Background

Approximately 450 editors research and write daily in the Hamburg newsroom of Die Zeit. In addition there are 100 staff working on layouts and another 100 in the administration and advertising department. Meeting the IT needs of this diverse staff was a major challenge for the IT department.

The challenge

In 2009 the IT team needed to upgrade two components of their Mac deployment – move to Mac OS Snow Leopard and from Adobe Creative Suite 2 to CS4. With their existing infrastructure, the IT team would have to manually make updates to each Mac in the deployment.

THE Solution

The IT team decided to look for a solution that would automate these updates and provide accurate asset tracking. After reviewing several solutions they chose Absolute Manage.